10 Tips for New Art Collectors

I’m always being asked by new art buyers for help in better understanding the art markets so here is an introductory list of ten tips that can provide some foundational knowledge.

Learn and study as much as you can about art.The more art you can look at the more you’ll start to identify styles and images …

New Rulings on Ivory Trade Affecting Appraisers, Antique Dealers, Collectors, Museums

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final ruling and revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding the African Elephant taking effect on June 6, 2016.
The almost complete ban on elephant ivory trading takes into account activities that do not contribute to elephant poaching and illegal trade in ivory while ensuring that …

It’s Not Right – Fakes, Fear and Litigation

“It’s Not Right”: Fakes, Fear and Litigation

It is no wonder authenticators are dwindling in numbers and appraisers, writers of catalogue raisonnés and just about everyone else in the art world seems to run in fear of litigation when there is doubt about the authenticity of a work of art. Getting it wrong, or getting …